Since bring actors into the studio is, and has been on hold, for “The Wishing Shawl” I used my original photographic portrait of my grandmother, combined with some old black & white, restored, and colorized prints from the family photo album. The image in hand was from a (postage stamp sized) newspaper clipping about my grandmother’s placement in a beauty pageant, and the images left and right were taken at Sol. Young Studios circa 1920’s.
Sol. Young opened his first photographic studio in Union Square, New York in 1893, and here is a list of the studio locations, as show on the back of the photo mat, I have:
40 West 34th St., N.Y.
107-129 W 125th St., N.Y.
985 Lexington Ave., N.Y.
1807 Amsterdam Ave., N.Y.
474 Tremont Ave., Bronx
23 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
850-2 Broadway, Brooklyn
157 Newark Ave., Jersey City
923 Broad St., Newark
1622 Chestnut Street., Phila.
543 S. Salinas. St. Syracuse, NY.
19 East Ave, Rochester, N.Y.
2 N. Broad St., Trenton, N.J.
197 Market St Paterson, N.J.
129 Wall St. Bridgeport, Conn.
803 Chapel St Newhaven, Conn.
I have found the following three webpages containing information on Sol. Young Studios:
Photos, Biography, and References on the Photo-Sleuth blog here:
Some Photos and studio locations on the International Center of Photography’s Website here: https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/constituents/sol-young-studios?all/all-years/all/all/0
Some Photos and a brief Bio at the bottom of this page on RootsWeb :
On my website,
Version 001 of The Wishing Shawl, with semi restored and toned photos can be found here: https://www.photographertothebizarre.com/SiteFiles/PTTB/postTheWishingShawl.html
The fully restored photo for “Once?” can be found here:
The fully restored photo for “The Wish!” can be found here: